Education Policies and Practices: What Have We Learnt and the Road Ahead for Bihar

59 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2012

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Priya Ranjan

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics

Nishith Prakash

University of Connecticut; Institute for the Study of Labor

Abstract

This paper assesses the status of education, both quantity and quality, in Bihar in both absolute terms and relative to other states in India. It then performs a regression exercise using a panel data of Indian states to identify the correlates of educational outcomes. It also surveys the broader literature on education policies which provides a perspective on the current policies in the field of education in Bihar. Finally, it makes a case for several policy initiatives that should be accorded priority by the policymakers in Bihar.

Keywords: education, enrollment, out-of-school, Bihar, India

JEL Classification: I2, J31, O15, O22

Suggested Citation

Ranjan, Priya and Prakash, Nishith, Education Policies and Practices: What Have We Learnt and the Road Ahead for Bihar. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6614. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2085201

Priya Ranjan (Contact Author)

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Nishith Prakash

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